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The Importance of Penetrating Concrete Sealers

By Precision Concrete

Confused about penetrating concrete sealers? We cover it all here. Some concrete sealers and coatings serve the purpose of creating visual interest. They can provide the appearance of marble on a casino floor or the speckled look of granite on the showroom floor of a luxury car dealership. Related: Sealing Stamped Concrete Other kinds of […]

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4 signs you need a new driveway

4 Signs You Need a New Driveway

By Precision Concrete

Are you thinking about getting a new driveway this year? Not sure? Have a sneaking suspicion it might be time? The decision to replace a driveway is probably made most often when there is simply a desire to make it look new again.  Replacing concrete is also a good time to think about what went […]

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The Best Time for Installing Concrete

By Precision Concrete

A guide of things to consider before installing concrete. It is safe to say that very few exterior concrete installations happen under what would be defined as absolutely ideal conditions. Considerations would include :   Temperature  Relative Humidity  Wind Speed  Curing Conditions   Sub-Base Condition  Access Condition  Adequate Skilled Labor  Availability of Concrete Things to consider before […]

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Concrete Patio

The Pros and Cons of Installing Your Own Concrete Patio

By Precision Concrete

Are you thinking about installing your own concrete patio? Many homeowners do with mixed results. This article is not a step-by-step how-to guide, but rather provides some pros and cons and considerations if you are trying to decide if you want to tackle this job yourself or hire a professional. If you don’t find the […]

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Protect Commercial Sidewalks This Winter

By Precision Concrete

Do you need to protect commercial sidewalks from the harsh winters and salt? The definitive answer is yes. Applying salt to walkways along buildings can result in pitting and damage to the concrete surface. The causes: Foot traffic on the sidewalk pushes the salt from the middles of the sidewalk outward where it builds up […]

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Concrete and Asphalt

The Difference Between Concrete and Asphalt

By Precision Concrete

We are frequently asked, “What is the difference between concrete and asphalt?” It is an important distinction to make, especially when trying to determine which one will be better for your project. Additional common questions include: Which is better, concrete or asphalt? Is asphalt cheaper than concrete? Is concrete or asphalt easier to maintain? Which […]

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Sealing Stamped Concrete

By Precision Concrete

Sealing stamped concrete is essential to protecting your investment. If you are considering (or already own) stamped or decorative concrete around your home or business, you already know it is an attractive complement to any area. Stamped surfaces are durable and provide greater wear resistance if they are maintained properly. Related: The Benefits of Sealing […]

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What to do after Concrete is Sealed

By Precision Concrete

Choosing to seal concrete is one of the best things consumers can do to maintain the look and durability of their investment. Sealed broom-finished concrete and stamped/decorative concrete will both benefit from a light cleaning. Please visit The Benefits of Concrete Sealing for more information. After concrete is sealed, regular maintenance will help keep the […]

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Common Problems with Concrete Sealers

By Precision Concrete

Here are some tips on the most common problems with concrete sealers and how to avoid them. You can also check out our FAQ About Concrete Sealing. There are two common types of concrete sealers typically used in Michigan and areas with similar seasonal weather. Reactive penetrating sealer is the most common type of sealer. […]

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Sidewalk Sealing: Protection from Weather and Salt

By Precision Concrete

Sidewalk sealing in Lansing and throughout Michigan is essential. The number of freeze-thaw cycles Michigan has, combined with the practice of throwing down a lot of salt, guarantees an early death for unsealed concrete. Benefits of Sidewalk Sealing Extends the life of the concrete. Provides a safer surface. Protects concrete from weather, oil, salt, fertilizer, […]

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